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UK PM Johnson faces renewed questions over Covid party

British prime minister Boris Johnson is facing renewed questions after photos showing him drinking at an event during a Covid-19 lockdown in November 2020 were released by ITV News. BBC reported that at least one person who attended was fined, but the prime minister was not. Asked earlier in parliament whether a party had taken place on that date, Johnson said "no", adding that "I'm sure...all the rules were followed".

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